A Special Needs Assistant v A School [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures), Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Dismissal; Reporting of Alleged Child Abuse; Penalisation; Breach of Fair Procedures

The Complainant contended that the difficulties he experienced with the School Principal and then the Board of Management stemmed from, and were directly linked to his making complaints about the treatment of children at the school. He had made complaints in writing to the Principal in 2018 and 2019 and received no feedback. In January 2019, he was disciplined and received a final written warning. 

The Complainant was eventually suspended whilst the Principal conducted an investigation. The Complainant was not interviewed although the Principal took statements from other members of staff. She then made a report to the Board and the Complainant was called to a meeting where she was

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This article is correct at 09/11/2020

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